To our Hutchinson JO Families and Coaches:
The Hutchinson JO Board wanted to give an update to everyone on where we are at with the Tiger Jam Tournament and the rest of the JO season. As you are aware, USA Volleyball has stopped all sanctioned events, including practices and tournaments, through March 31 due to the ongoing situation related to the Coronavirus. Because of our affiliation with USA Volleyball, Hutchinson JO Volleyball will not be competing in any practices/tournaments during this time period.
The Hutchinson JO Board met on Monday, March 16 to discuss what impact this will have on the rest of our season. With our annual Tiger Jam Tournament scheduled for April 4 & 5 and April 18 & 19, time is becoming an issue on whether or not these tournaments will be able to take place. With the ongoing situation regarding the Coronavirus, our ability to host these tournaments, along with playing the rest of our JO season, are looking to be in doubt.
We note this to say that the Hutchinson JO Board has set a deadline of March 27 to make a decision on the April 4 & 5 Tiger Jam tournament and potentially the rest of the JO season. It is very well possible that we receive additional information from USA Volleyball prior to March 27, and if that is the case, we will notify families sooner. In the event that we do cancel the season, the JO Board has agreed that prorated refunds will be made to all families/players currently within the Hutchinson JO Program and the volunteer check/money will be fully returned and/or destroyed. The prorated refund would be based on a formula that takes into account the amount of practices and tournaments/competitions that each program has participated in up until we were required to suspend the season on March 14. Additional information on the prorated refund will be shared if/when the season is canceled.
We should have more information for everyone on the Tiger Jam Tournament and the rest of the season within the next 10 days. If you have any questions, please reach out to your parent rep. Thank you for your patience as we walk through this situation with you.
Hutchinson JO Board